Huge new housing estate in Harborough poised to get the go-ahead

The contentious plan is being backed by Harborough District Council’s planning officers.

Friday, 11th June 2021, 10:09 am
Updated Friday, 11th June 2021, 10:10 am

A huge new housing estate in Market Harborough is poised to get the go-ahead.

Councillors are expected to get behind the scheme to build 350 homes on a 36-acre parcel of land off Eady Drive, sitting between Northampton Road and Brampton Valley Way.

The contentious plan is being backed by Harborough District Council’s planning officers.

Councillors are expected to get behind the scheme to build 350 homes on a 36-acre parcel of land off Eady Drive, sitting between Northampton Road and Brampton Valley Way.

The semi-rural location is earmarked for housing development in the authority’s local plan.

But there are fears that the massive initiative will increase traffic and exacerbate congestion on the already busy Northampton Road.

The mix of houses and bungalows will include 128 'affordable properties', available for rent and part ownership, if the project is backed by the council’s planning committee on Tuesday evening (June 15).

The new development will be vetted just days after the first zone of another huge new 600-house housing estate in Market Harborough got the green light.

Councillors are expected to get behind the scheme to build 350 homes on a 36-acre parcel of land off Eady Drive, sitting between Northampton Road and Brampton Valley Way.

The Davidsons Homes scheme to build an initial 164 homes, including 56 ‘affordable’ properties, on land by Coleridge Way off Kettering Road was voted through by the council’s planning committee on June 1.

The estate is set to bring about 1,500 more people into Market Harborough over the next 10 years.